Education

Education and school-related news from the Park City School District, the North and South Summit school districts, as well as private and charter schools within Summit and Wasatch counties.

The Mountain Life - May 24, 2017

May 24, 2017

Tim and Lynn’s first guest is Jamie Meyer of Meyer Education and Family Services.  They will explore how parents can best talk to their kids about mental health. Then, they speak with Brian Richards, Executive Director of Mountain Town Music and Community Conductor of Musical Affairs.

The Park City school board approved next year’s proposed budget, then amended the approval, adding one more school nurse to the budget in light of convincing and emotional public comments. Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

PC School Board Candidates Highlight Priorities

Jun 14, 2016

Art Brothers, Petra Butler and Moe Hickey will face off in a June 28th primary for the District 3 Seat of the Park City School Board.   The seat is currently occupied by Tania Knauer.  They participated in a forum at KPCW Tuesday, Lynn Ware Peek has this report.  

Matthews Will Advocate for Utah Teachers as UEA Head

May 3, 2016
Heidi Matthews

Long time Park City educator Heidi Matthews will step into her new role as President of the Utah Education Association in July. She clinched the win last month by a healthy margin of votes.   Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Teens Need More Sleep, But How?

Mar 18, 2016
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A committee of parents, medical professionals and even a sleep expert have joined to look at a possible later school start time for middle school and high school students in the Park City School District.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Community Forum - Live Broadcast

Oct 14, 2015

As part of an on-going series of community forums, The Project for Deeper Understanding and KPCW partnered to bring the discussion on the Park City School District School Bond issue. KPCW broadcasted the event live from the St. Luke's Episcopal Church.

Moderated by Dr. John Hanrahan

Panelists include:

Joe Simmons has this week's Miner Nation Report.

With no known anti-school bond organization,  the Park City School District's website only offers information in favor of the $56 million bond. District officials say it's too late to add anything that would try to defeat the bond. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Cool Science - September 17, 2015

Sep 17, 2015
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  IMachines of Loving Grace, New York Times reporter John Markoff, the first reporter to cover the World Wide Web, offers a sweeping history of the complicated and evolving relationship between humans and computers. Markoff states that we are on the verge of a technological revolution and robots will profoundly transform the way our lives are organized.

KPCW

Chris Cherniak and guest co-host Shirin  Spangenberg  chat with Mary Christina Smith, the project manager for the Summit County Power Works – the non-profit organization formed to vie for a five million dollar prize  being offered by Georgetown University to the community that can reduce its residential electricity and natural gas consumption  the most over a two year period.  The competition kicked off January first and continues until December 31st of 2016.  Smith gave details on SCPW’s efforts to date and what plans and programs they have in store to continue our front running status.

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